The ROUS Foundation

Caplin Rous 2007/07/10 – 2011/01/04

Capybaras are delicate animals, much more so than you would expect from such large creatures, especially given that they are rodents. Continue reading to find out how you can help keep them healthy and happy in captivity. Continue reading “The ROUS Foundation” »

The Evolution of My Pond

Caplin Rous, a capybara, stands beside a pond

Caplin entering the pond

My pond is one of the most important things in my life. But it didn’t start out being mine. First it was Caplin’s pond, and then Garibaldi’s, and now, finally, I have inherited it. Am I taking good care of this historic treasure? You be the judge. Continue reading “The Evolution of My Pond” »

In Memoriam : Chico Wren

Chico Capybara was a gentle giant

Chico Capybara was a gentle giant


A Melanie’s Mondays post

Losing a pet is always difficult. Losing a capybara is devastating, especially one as sweet and loving as Chico Wren. At three years old, Chico had already captured the hearts of people around the world. His recent appearance on Inside Edition testifies to his ability to enchant an audience. Continue reading “In Memoriam : Chico Wren” »

Food

Grazin' the grass is a gas

Grazin’ the grass is a gas

There’s something you should know about capybaras; we like three things. Those three things are: eating, sleeping, and swimming. I put them in the order of how much I like them, not how much time I spend doing them. Sleeping is my most time consuming activity, or lack thereof.

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I’ve Got Chickens!

My baby chickens

My baby chickens

These are some of my baby chickens. I got them back in October but I didn’t get around to blogging about them. They don’t look like this anymore. They’re still cute, but different…and much bigger! Continue reading “I’ve Got Chickens!” »

In and Out

There's something wrong here

There’s something wrong here

Doors. What can I say? Doors do not work as they should. See that door in the photo above? Does it look open to you? No? And guess what, a capybara cannot open that door by pushing with her nose or biting with her teeth. What is a door for if not to go in and out of? Continue reading “In and Out” »